The main objective of the Educational Services Department (ESD) is to design and implement a quality educational experience for all students within the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City Schools. The majority of programs and processes that involve instruction for children are within the scope of the ESD. Specifically, within the division are the following departments: Curriculum and Instruction, Staff Development, Gifted Education, Career Development (Vocational) Career Prep, Educational Resources, and Educational Technology.
As more effective instructional models are developed and the role of technology as an educational tool increases, it is critical that the instructional staff be provided opportunities to grow professionally and enhance their capabilities in the teaching- learning process.
Our curriculum is supported by numerous resources in addition to textbooks. Teachers have easy access to audio and video tapes with instructional guides, hands-on science kits, literature kits, and software.
The presence of technology is increasing in all of our schools. PS-21 classrooms, K-12 computer labs, and the "Rocket Zone" an interactive technology laboratory at Roxboro Middle School bring educational technology directly to the students. Program Specialists for Technology, and Information Specialists work with the instructional staff to develop and adapt instructional strategies that incorporate technology into the curriculum and classroom.